Image:WTM NewYorkDolls 011.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Audubon Terrace, the campus that the academy shares.
The '''American Academy of Arts and Letters''' is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to "foster, assist, and sustain excellence" in American literature
, Music of the United States|music
, and Visual arts of the United States|art
. Located in the Washington Heights, Manhattan|Washington Heights
neighborhood of Manhattan
, New York City
, it shares Audubon Terrace
, a complex on Broadway (Manhattan)|Broadway
between 155th Street (Manhattan)|West 155th
and 156th Street (Manhattan)|156th
Streets, with the Hispanic Society of America
and Boricua College
. The Academy's galleries are open to the public on a published schedule. The auditorium is sought out by musicians wishing to record live because the acoustics are considered among the worlds finest.